Ottawa Senators vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Mar 10, 2021

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Connor McDavid has torched the Senators all year, picking up 10 points (1G, 9A) in five games against Ottawa.

Ottawa
23-28-4-1
AT
March 10, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
35-19-2
Puckline +1.5 -135
Moneyline +200
Over / Under o +6.5

21%

Betting Action

79%

Puckline -1.5 +112
Moneyline -240
Over / Under u +6.5

21%

Betting Action

79%

As the Oilers continue to flip-flop with Winnipeg for second place in the North Division standings, Edmonton will be looking to continue their success against Ottawa this season.  Wednesday will see the Oilers and Sens play the middle leg of a three-game set in Edmonton.  The Oilers took the first game of this mini series, 3-2, on Monday.

Edmonton is a heavy -247 favourite to win on the NHL odds with a total of 6.5.

Senators vs. Oilers Betting Analysis

The Oilers have absolutely dominated Ottawa this season.  Edmonton has won all five meetings between these teams by a combined score of 21-12.  Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have both made the Sens look like a Junior team.  McDavid has picked up a goal and nine assists against Ottawa this year, while Draisaitl has chipped in three goals and seven assists.

In a rough season all around, the Sens have been brutal on the road.  Ottawa has lost 12 of 16 games outside of their home barn and are 1-5 straight up in their last six road games.  The Senators are 14-14 against the spread overall, covering six times on the road.  Ottawa has hit the Over 12 times this year, including seven times on the road.

While Edmonton has managed a solid record away from Rogers Place, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing in the City of Champions.  The Oilers are 8-8 at home and have been an Under team in four of their last five home games.  Edmonton is 11-16 ATS overall, covering six times at Rogers Place.

Ottawa Senators

Everyone knew it was going to be a tough season for the Senators, so all they can do is look at the positives.  Lately, one of those positives has been Thomas Chabot.  The fourth-year defenceman is already a veteran on this young team and has points in eight of his last 10 games, including two assists on Monday.  Chabot leads the team with 19 points (3G, 16A) in 25 games and averages a team-high 25:41 of ice time per night.

Evgenii Dadonov broke out of a mini scoring slump within the first minute of the game on Monday with his eighth goal of the season, while rookie Tim Stutzle buried his sixth of the year.  Stutzle is second in NHL rookie scoring with 15 points in 25 games and tied for second in rookie goals with six.  Goaltender Joey Daccord had a decent showing in just his third career start on Monday.  Daccord stopped 34 of 37 shots he faced, but he is still looking for his first career win.  The rookie goalie did about all he could do to give his team a chance to win, shutting the door in the final frame and stopping all nine shots he faced in the third period.

Edmonton Oilers

Connor McDavid has been playing at a nearly unbelievable pace throughout the first half of the season, even by Connor McDavid standards.  The Oilers captain leads the NHL with 45 points (15G, 30A) in 27 games, including two assists on Monday.  McDavid fed Kailer Yamamoto for his seventh goal of the season and Alex Chiasson for his fifth.  Leon Draisaitl, who is third in league scoring with 37 points (11G, 26A) in 27 games, scored the eventual game-winner late in the second period.  The goal snapped an eight-game scoreless drought for the German winger.

Mikko Koskinen made 26 saves in the win.  Since Mike Smith‘s return from an early-season injury the Oilers have been splitting the games between both goalies, so it’s likely Edmonton turns to Smith on Wednesday.  Smith is 7-2-0 with a 2.29 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.  With Smith injured at the start of the season, Koskinen was forced to carry a heavy workload and as a result his overall numbers have dipped below Smith.  Koskinen has gone 8-9-0 with a 3.30 GAA and .899 SV.  With an easier workload, expect Koskinen’s numbers to rise to a level that gives Edmonton a solid tandem between the pipes.

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